Federal authorities are assisting Wisconsin police in their investigation into a hospital employee who was fired for deliberately spoiling 500 doses of coronavirus vaccine.
An employee at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton admitted that they removed 57 vials of the Moderna’s vaccine from the refrigerator earlier this week.
WISCONSIN HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE ‘INTENTIONALLY’ REMOVES COVID-19 VACCINE FROM COOL
In a statement issued late Wednesday, Grafton police said the FBI and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating the matter “actively” with the department.
Attorney Aurora Health said earlier in a statement to Fox News that it believes the incident was an accident. However, the employee later “admitted that they had deliberately taken the vaccine out of the fridge.”
Aurora said he fired the employee and referred the matter to authorities, who were notified Wednesday night.
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Police said no other information would be released immediately and declined to say whether arrests had been made.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.